A REAL screen saver: Apple"s plan for iPhone that protects itself when you drop it

Ex-Spurs footballer Carlo Cudicini sues single mother for 300,000 after motorbike crash 'damaged his career' Patent reveals weight inside handset could be used to alter its centre of gravity when fallingSpecial grip could also be deployed to stop the headphone jack falling out, keeping the handset from hitting the ground /12/17/article-2248185-168D65F3000005DC-766_634x415.jpg” width=”634″ height=”415″ alt=”The system works using a series of air jets to stabilise the phone, while airbags protect it on impact” class=”blkBorder” /> The system works using a series of air jets to stabilise the phone, while airbags protect it on impact This patent, which first appeared last year, has just been given the stamp of approval by the patent office. Amazon VP Greg Heart is also named on the patent, suggesting it may well be an Amazon project. Geek.com, however, suggests they are just 'patent baiting' and hoping someone else will want to use the idea, netting them licensing fees.

Zara racks up 1.3bn in 2012: How the SamCam effect sent profits soaring

How the SamCam effect sent profits soaring at Zara: Retailer racks up 1.3bn in 2012 | UPDATED: 09:24 GMT, 13 December 2012 Zara fan: Label took centre-stage at the Tory party conference when Samantha Cameron wore a grey jumper (29.99) and high-waisted orange cigarette pants (39.99) from the same store It is the high street fashion chain that boasts Samantha Cameron, the Duchess of Cambridge and even Mary Berry among its fans.

Zara: Retailer racks up 1.3bn in 2012 as fashion icons wear label

How the SamCam effect sent profits soaring at Zara: Retailer racks up 1.3bn in 2012 | UPDATED: 23:55 GMT, 12 December 2012 Zara fan: Label took centre-stage at the Tory party conference when Samantha Cameron wore a grey jumper (29.99) and high-waisted orange cigarette pants (39.99) from the same store It is the high street fashion chain that boasts Samantha Cameron, the Duchess of Cambridge and even Mary Berry among its fans.

The children waiting three years to be adopted: Youngsters enduring long waits despite Government attempts to reduce bureaucracy

The children waiting three years to be adopted: Youngsters enduring long waits despite Government attempts to reduce bureaucracy | UPDATED: 00:24 GMT, 1 December 2012 Battle: The adoption process is still too long-winded Children seeking adoption continue to languish in care for up to three years in some local authorities, official figures revealed yesterday. Delays mean that youngsters endure an average wait of almost 21 months despite Government attempts to reduce bureaucracy. Children’s Minister Edward Timpson yesterday warned the slowest councils they ‘must do better’.

Horsey Beach: Proud mother pats her calf as hundreds of grey seals descend on Norfolk beach to give birth

Seal of approval: Proud mother pats her calf as hundreds of grey seals descend on Norfolk beach to give birth | UPDATED: 20:07 GMT, 28 November 2012 Minutes after giving birth, a grey seal was seen giving her newborn pup a loving embrace as she fed it on a Norfolk beach.